Types: Nitrites, Gas Anesthetics, Solvents
Examples: Gasoline, White Out, Markers, Nitrous Oxide, Glue, Paint Thinner, etc.
Street Names: Poppers, Whippets, Laughing Gas, Huffing, etc.
Short-term Symptoms: oxygen deprivation of the brain (which causes 'high'), blood vessel dilation, giddiness, warmth, pounding heartbeat, headache, dizziness, loss of consciousness, numbness, drunk feeling, delusions, hallucinations, loss of coordination, ringing in the ears, vomiting, suppressed breathing.
Long-term Symptoms: permanent numbness, tingling, and weakness of body from nerve damage; depression, kidney and liver failure, bone marrow damage, brain damage from oxygen deprivation.
What do Northeastern students have to say about inhalent use?
Sophomore students from the School of Pharmacy in the Therapeutics with Self-Care Emphasis course made a public service announcement about some facts to consider before huffing, check out the clip here.